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Matthew Manos is the founder of verynice, a design strategy practice that gives half of its work away for free to nonprofit organizations. verynice’s clientele includes Apple, Google, UNICEF, NASA and the American Heart Association. Manos is also an Assistant Professor at USC, and currently serves as chair of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's Creative Advisory Board.Called “crazy or genius” by Forbes, and named one of seven millennials changing the world by the Huffington Post, Manos’ pioneering work in the fields of design and social enterprise has inspired thousands of practitioners to engage in socially and environmentally responsible business. An author and editor of numerous books and toolkits on design strategy, social innovation and creativity, Manos regularly speaks at institutions and events across the globe. His work and ideas have also been featured in numerous print, online and broadcast venues including Fast Company, MTV, Wired, Inc and Business Insider.
The most innovative ideas in the world often come from a spark of genius that is seemingly impossible to replicate. The ability to instantly form connections between otherwise disparate things is a skillset that allows truly innovative people to see things others do not. The good news? This mindset can be practiced and nurtured. In this fast-paced session, Matthew Manos will challenge you to unlock the innovator's mindset in order to generate new and disruptive ideas.
💡 How to generate more ideas
🌍 How to see the world around you as a collaborator
🧠 How to maximise your creative potential